For thirteen years I have operated for the cure of trachoma in its various stages, with distinct advantage to the patient. I had observed for a long time that in the operations made for entropion, the corneal conditions were always made better; and it seemed to me that the modification of this proceeding might be useful in the correction of corneal irritation, even before entropion should appear as one of the end-results of trachoma. As there was little of a definite nature written regarding the pathology of trachoma beyond that which takes place in the conjunctiva, it offered a field for investigation and explanation, thus placing this operation on the lid on a sound scientific basis. The presentation of this subject has been delayed by me for many years, although I am on record1 as having discussed the value of my repair operation.
I have operated in more than
CARY EH. HISTOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY OF THE SUPERSTRUCTURES OF THE LID IN TRACHOMAAND TREATMENT. JAMA. 1918;71(20):1647–1649. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600460027007